MAN I LOVE THAT I CAN FINALLY BRING YOU THIS BOOK, AND EARLIER THAN I THOUGHT, YAY! THIS IS SURPRISE RELEASE DAY REVIEW A MONTH EARLY, BOY ARE YOU GONNA LOVE THIS ONE: WHEN SKIES HAVE FALLEN; BY DEBBIE McGOWAN IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL STORY OF A LOVE THAT WON'T BE DENIED! THIS BOOK IS BEING RELEASED AS PART OF THE MM ROMANCE GROUP LOVE IS AN OPEN ROAD EVENT: I HAVE INFO ON THAT AND THE LINK BELOW, FOLLOWED BY MY REVIEW, THE LINK, AND EVEN AN EXCERPT: ENJOY FRIENDS:
What Is Love is an Open Road? An extension of the Don't Read in the Closet event from the M/M Romance Group - a collection of free M/M short stories, novellas and novels. These stories were written by authors/members of the GoodReads M/M Romance group, for the 2015 Love is an Open Road event. They are based on photographs and prompts provided by members of the same group.
Here is the link to the group page, you must be a member, so request to join today!
LOVE IS AN OPEN ROAD GOODREADS LINK
DON'T READ IN THE CLOSET GOODREADS BOOK LIST
NOW HERE IS MY REVIEW:
THIS IS THE PERFECT QUOTE FOR THIS STORY!
When Skies Have Fallen by: Debbie McGowan
reviewed by: Becky
For many in war-torn 1944, love blossoms in the dance hall, and airman Arty Clarke is no exception. He's a thinker and a dreamer; however, it's not the beautiful, talented dancer in his arms - his best friend Jean - who inspires his dreams. For when his gaze meets that of Technical Sergeant Jim Johnson, Arty dares to imagine a different dance.
Their love is forbidden, by both the armed forces and the law, but with Jean's cunning and support, Arty and Jim try to bridge the distance between them and find true love despite the danger and a life-threatening disaster that could destroy Arty's dreams for good.
Can the pair stand strong together, no matter how many skies have fallen?
Anyone who knows me knows I love Debbie McGowan, her writing just speaks to me in a way few authors can, I love other authors sure, but Deb's writing connects in a wonderful way an avid reader can only hope for, this book is no different, When Skies Have Fallen is a beautiful story of a love that can stand the test of time.
I love Arty, he is a wonderful dancer, who with his best friend Jean wows the crowds in the dance hall during WWII, he wows Jim in particular, with Jim being a Tech Sergeant and Arty an airman in a time when two men loving each other was not only not allowed, but punished, can these two make it work?
Jean devises a plan for the two men to write while they are apart, and this means the world to both men, love is trying in the best of situations, but these two men and there resolve to love each other through anything will warm your heart, and make you root for these two wonderful men who just want the chance to live and love in peace.
This book will captivate you cover to cover, and while things aren't always perfect, and trying times will come, the love these two have for each other is enough to overcome anything, isn't it?
Boy oh boy you gotta grab this one! The e-book is FREE, but I have to get the paperback in this one too, yes it is that special! Thanks Deb, for a love story that both inspires us and insures we will read this one over and over again!
I DID THIS RATING IN HONOR OF THE BOOK THAT CAPTIVATED THESE TWO MEN FOR GOOD REASON! HERE IS THE BEATEN TRACK LINK TO THIS BOOK WHERE YOU WILL FIND ALL THE LINKS FOR THE FREE E-BOOK AND THE PAPER BACK YOU WILL NEED :)
BEATEN TRACK LINK
NOW FOR AN EXCERPT:
By the time the book that started it all finally arrived, Arty was just as excited as Jim. As soon as the grumbling postman who delivered the exceedingly heavy package was out of sight, Arty went over to the workshop to tell Jim. At lunchtime, Jim called Molly to let her know, and then opened the package, leaving the books on the table while he ate, just so he could look at them. Arty had never seen Jim quite so enthralled and it made him chuckle, watching him flick through the pages, trying not to read because he’d promised Molly he’d wait until the evening.
Evening came, as did Molly, and dinner went uneaten, with the two of them instantly consumed by the eight-hundred-page report on Kinsey’s research. They were sharing the same copy, so Arty read the other one, carrying it back and forth to the kitchen whilst he furnished a constant supply of tea. Were it not for Molly leaving to work a night shift, she and Jim would likely have read through till morning—ne’er had a bookmark been so reluctantly inserted.
By the following bedtime, Arty had read Kinsey from cover to cover, whereas Jim and Molly were still only halfway through, not helped by them pausing every few pages to discuss some finding or other, although Arty read quickly under ordinary circumstances, and the subject matter had him sprinting through the pages, desperate to gobble up every last word. It also forced him to concede Jim’s point, for now he understood: just as he had once referred to his feelings as an ‘abhorrence’, so too did fictional stories treat homosexuals as if they were an abomination almost always destined for a tragic demise. There was no hope in that. It was…worthless.
In Alfred Kinsey’s work—and this was no work of fiction, but research of some scientific merit—Arty did find hope, if not of the same kind Jim and Molly had for a sexual revolution.
AH-HA NOW YOU SEE WHY I DID THAT RATING! GRAB THIS BOOK FRIENDS, YOU WILL LOVE IT, AND DON'T FORGET TO SUPPORT THE OTHER BOOKS IN THE LOVE IS AN OPEN ROAD EVENT! SEE YOU NEXT TIME GUYS, THANKS FOR JOINING ME!